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stingless bee

noun
1.
any of certain social, honey-producing tropical bees of the family Apidae, as of the genus Melipona, having a nonfunctional stinger.
Origin of stingless bee
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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  • The Italian stingless bee has very lately been introduced into the United States.

    Man and Nature George P. Marsh

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